News - West Midlands


From guide running workshop to competitive 10k

LiRF Leader and runner Steve Pitt is also involved with Guide Dogs charity. He thought it would be a great idea to enlist on a guide running course with England Athletics so he could help visually impaired and blind people to enjoy running too. Here's his story.

Birmingham University Open Training Day

Birmingham University - one of England Athletics Chartermark Universities - are giving all potential University level athletes the opportunity to come along and train with their current University squad, meet the coaches and students and see their facilities.

Athletics loses stalwart official

We are sad to announce the passing of 82-year-old club and officiating stalwart Betty Downs this week. Betty had been a member of Birchfield Harriers for over 50 years. She went on to become a coach at Birchfield, coaching youngsters. She qualified as an official, a track judge, and was at the top international level for many years.

Young Sporting Ambassador remembered

A 5k race and 3k fun run is being held on Sunday September 11th at Sandwell Valley to raise money for a charity and victim support set up in memory of three members of the same Sandwell Family who were killed in the Tunisian terrorist attack.

Indoor league success sees young local athletes shine in record year

The Sandwell indoor athletics league continues to amaze, setting record attendances the after school League now in its 11th year. It provides indoor competition for key stage 3 pupils aged 11 to 14, and has been full to capacity from the first match in October up to the finals night in March.

West Midlands Region 2016 London Mini Marathon Trials

The West Midlands Region 2016 London Mini Marathon Trials will take place on 20th February, at the Stourport Cycleway. These trials are for selection into the West Midlands team for the London Mini Marathon which takes place on 24th April 2016.

Planning a half or full marathon practical workshop

Staffordshire Athletics Network are pleased to promote their two workshops for distance runners. The practical workshop takes place in 2 locations: Penkridge, Stafford and Staffordshire University on 28th November and 5th December.